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Not surprised by only three games. Rumours are Spurs ground is behind schedule hence there being one game and none in late September too.

Probably on paper, and a year ahead etc, the strongest slate of games theyve had tbh. 4 playoff teams ain't bad going.
 

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Fantastic set of games really and the plan is to host 3 games at Twickenham in future years, with Wembley still set to have a couple up until 2020, so could be 5 games next year to choose from. All of the games announced could have playoffs teams next season.
 

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Fantastic drive for the TD for Philly. Great work on the offensive line. The block by Burton on Blounts TD was executed perfectly.

If Philly can force the Falcons to punt now and get that Defense back out on the field there's a good chance they will start to gas having been out so long.

Edit - but definitely don't do that on the punt itself. Jesus!
 

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Think the Pats have been good value for the lead so far but fuck me this officiating is absolutely shocking and to be honest even speaking as a Pats fan the Titans are getting a raw deal.

That said they just cannot cover our RB’s. it’s killing them at the moment.
 

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Pats win in a blow out, who saw that coming?

Surprised that the Falcons couldn't get it done against the Eagles. Don't get me wrong, the Eagles defence were excellent, but after a solid start their offence quickly reverted to their end of regular season form, had to field goal their way to victory. Ryan the Falcons vaunted offence doing zip in the 2nd half was pretty shocking.

Hopefully tomorrow's games should be better than these 2.
 

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The difference in the quality of coaching was really stark in this game. Titans caught the bad end of some refereeing decisions in the first half but frankly after Mularkey at the end of the half on 4th and short close to field goal range then decided to use his last time out and call a run after they deserved what they got. In fact they should be banned from the playoffs in future for that.

Thought that was the most complete performance of the year by the Pats. After the first couple of drives Brady looked in good rhythm and the defence was getting home to Mariota frequently.

Am going with the Saints to win in Minnesota just. Should be a classic but Brees in a dome is incredible and I think they will make enough plays to sneak home. Steelers should just get by against the Jags but can see this going down to the final play with a walk off field goal or something like that.
 

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Please football gods, don't feed the Pats Jacksonville in the title game. Steelers run defence has been a fucking shambles, this is embarrassing so far. I know Shazier is good, but come on...
 

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Please football gods, don't feed the Pats Jacksonville in the title game. Steelers run defence has been a fucking shambles, this is embarrassing so far. I know Shazier is good, but come on...
The Jags are probably more likely to stop the Pats than the Steelers. For a start it’s proven the Steelers can’t deal with Gronk and in Jalen Ramsay I think the Jags have the one person who could match up with him.

Still plenty of time but the Steelers just look totally unprepared for this game.
 

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Meh, we've already seen the Steelers put it up to the Patriots without Antonio Brown for most of the game. I think they match up with you pretty well (they can keep up offensively), I think Brady would slice Jacksonville up with short passes, much like he did with the vaunted Seattle defence in the Superbowl a few years ago.
 

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Good news for the Jags that Fournette is back out there.

Pretty sloppy work from the defence to allow that Bryant TD at the end of the half. Pittsburgh will most likely win from here I reckon.
 

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Given Bouye had almost perfect coverage on Brown I have no idea how he took that catch. Just wow.

Nice checkdown from Bortles to get that 40 yarder to Yeldon in response. Really good game.
 

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If the Steelers lose this then Haley should be fired. His play calling is holding this team back.
Take Keith Butler too, his conservative defence has cost the Steelers on the last two scoring drives. They needed to stop Bortles, yet somehow he left the short passes to Yeldon and Lee open whilst playing almost prevent defence on third down. Pathetic.
 

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This is just dumb football. Why on earth would you onside kick there with 2 minute warning and 2 timeouts.

I’ve felt with the Steelers for a long time they are the most gifted team in terms of talent but their coaching is really dragging them down.
 

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It really feels like the Vikings are going to Falcons this one up. They should have been in the NFC Championship by now.
 

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Hahaha, the Vikings are going to choke in a play off game yet again, what a bunch of losers.......HOLY SHIT! They actually didn't choke in the final play of the game! What a throw, what a catch, what composure to stay inbounds and run it in. Amazing.
 

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What on earth was that safety doing there though. Just wrap him up and game over. Feel bad for Brees as he was phenomenal in that second half.

Well done to the Vikes though. Fully expect them to be having a home Super Bowl now.
 

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I.....I......I......WHAT?! HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!

That shit does not happen to the Vikings, blowing a 17 point lead at home in the playoffs to lose on the last 30 seconds, that happens, this?! No way, that did not happen, impossible.....

BRING IT PHILLY!
 

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Along with the Aguerooooo moment, that is up there with one of the best moments in recent sporting history. Great story especially for Case Keenum. Quality stuff. Go and win a Superbowl now.
 

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That was amazing. It was an awful muffed boneheaded missed tackle that allowed it, but for the spectacle alone that was something else. These sort of back and forth lead changes are what makes NFL so incredible to watch.

I find it hard to see how fans can know a lot of the time, but there are times when you can see a team that's so well-coached, taking the likes of Case Keenum... Case Keenum... to Pro Bowl level and dealing with missing Cook etc. It's a team that's built on defense and does enough on offense given the limitations to get it done. Just a shame the Vikings will be facing an understrength Eagles, as that could have been another game to savour. As it is, I can't see how the Vikings don't saunter into the SB.

GO JAGS though. Such a fun defence to watch.
 

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Just seen the ticketing arrangements for the London games next year. Can only renew the Wembley season tickets initially then get a priority sale for Tottenham so not even guaranteed a seat there. Given the lesser capacity at Tottenham this is going to be a big clusterfuck as there will be loads of people missing out. Only winners will be the scalpers no doubt.
 

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Just seen the ticketing arrangements for the London games next year. Can only renew the Wembley season tickets initially then get a priority sale for Tottenham so not even guaranteed a seat there. Given the lesser capacity at Tottenham this is going to be a big clusterfuck as there will be loads of people missing out. Only winners will be the scalpers no doubt.
Spurs season ticket holders also have priority access, so don’t expect that game to go on general sale at all. Can imagine loads of Wembley season ticket holders missing out. Ridiculous and stupid decisions.
 

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